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I am starting the third year of my PhD in psychology at McMaster University.

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Second-year Anthropology PhD student at the University of Toronto

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From highlighters to reflective road signs, fluorescence is all around you. But some of the most exciting uses of fluorescence are in medicine and biomedical research.

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Did you know that the ocean is full of very small but very useful creatures called microbes? Without them, none of the sea plants or animals you’ve seen would exist!

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A team of researchers used 3D printing and robotics to study how the plesiosaur moved.

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One of the most amazing facts in physics is that everything in the universe, from light to electrons to atoms, behaves like both a particle and a wave at the same time. But how did physicists arrive at this mind-boggling conclusion? Learn how in this video. (4:51 min.)

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Look, up in the sky, it's a particle! It's a wave! Actually it's both. It's light! In this video learn about wave-particle duality and the photoelectric effect.(3:55 min.)

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Learn about how and why we itch. (4:43 min.)

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It’s in our tap water, toothpaste and even in tea. Fluoride has helped reduce cavities in children for decades. Still, more than 70 years after Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city to fluoridate its drinking water, the practice remains controversial. Some worry that fluoridated drinking water can lead to health issues, but what is the scientific consensus? (3:14 min.)

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There are a lot of studies that talk about the health benefits of breakfast. But some of them require a closer look. They don’t necessarily show that breakfast causes good health.

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